If I ask you to pinch me to see if I'm dreaming....

@gantwick (849)
United States
March 20, 2010 7:09pm CST
...don't do it! I have very vivid dreams, and I can actually experience pain sometimes. Asking a dream friend to pinch me to see if I'm dreaming means I'll feel the pinch. On the other hand, if I'm dreaming and wondering if I'm dreaming, I'll do something to try to effect the dream. Generally, I'll try to levitate and/or fly to see if it's a dream. Once I do that, and realize that I'm dreaming, I'll take control of the dream and hope that I don't wake up too soon. What about you? Do your dreams seem so real that you wonder if they're really real? Are you able to figure out stuff and control your dreams?
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@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
21 Mar 10
My dreams are ridiculously vivid. Every time I have one of these, particularly if it involves my getting married to a guy I have something of a crush on, I'm always disappointed when I do wake up and find that it wasn't real. lol I can see faces, I can feel everything around me, I see colors...I hate it when I awaken and have to face reality again.
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@kquiming (2998)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
Yeah I'm usually aware if I'm just dreaming or not, and sometimes I can control my dreams or continue them after waking up and sleeping again. It's weird, but it's cool isn't it? I rarely encounter painful dreams. Most of my dreams are usually being chased or flying. And I always dream in color.
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@BarBaraPrz (25036)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Mar 10
I generally know I'm dreaming, because things are different from "real" life (whatever that is). I just let the dream take its own course, see where things go. If it turns out unpleasant for some reason, I'll walk out of it.